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5.11b, Sport, 40 ft (12 m),  Avg: 3.3 from 106 votes
FA: FFA Kevin Rauch, Mark Deffenbaugh, 2-27-05
Washington > South-W & Tacoma > Columbia Gorge > Ozone > (6) Shield Wall

Description

This is an awesome route to climb. It ascends two parallel cracks up a slightly overhanging face. Liebacks, positive edges, and even a jam or two will get you to the top. Fairly sustained, but manageable, this route is very featured and facilitates many possible sequences. The crux is protected with a bomb Number 3 C4 or equivalent in the obvious gap between the 4th and 5th bolts. I have heard, however, that the crux fall is long but clean if the cam is not placed.

Location

Directly left of the MD route

Protection

8 bolts and a blue C4 or equivalent

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Micah Klesick
Charlotte, NC
  5.11b
[Hide Comment] Good route. Once you have the sequence down it's not to hard. Aug 5, 2014
Daniel Bookless
Portland, OR
 
[Hide Comment] The sequence is stellar! it's also fun cause you have the option of place a #4 or running it out. Also crack climbing skills come in handy (you'll see) Apr 30, 2016
Micah Klesick
Charlotte, NC
  5.11b
[Hide Comment] #3, (3"). I doubt a #4 fits...? May 1, 2016
Louie Venchurro
Santa Rosa, CA
 
[Hide Comment] Red BD #1 fit and held my first two attempts! Jun 13, 2016
Kevin Shoemaker
Vancouver, WA
  5.11b
[Hide Comment] I don't see room for a #4 lol #3 c4 is perfect could also use a 2 or 1 if you don't have a 3. awesome route get on it Aug 22, 2018
[Hide Comment] Do you have enough energy to place the cam and clip it? Or should you just use that energy getting to the next bolt? Risking a (clean) fall. Your choice :-) May 8, 2021
[Hide Comment] Great route. More technically difficult than physically difficult. I placed a Red BD #1 in the crack. The bolt beneath the crack is loose but it’s not too bad yet. I will pack a wrench next time I’m out to see if it will tighten down. The rest of the bolts seemed fine to me. One of my favorites here. Apr 30, 2023